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Monfort Bat Sanctuary

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Address: Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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The Monfort Bat Cave Sanctuary is a private property owned by Monfort Family. The entrance fee increased from 40Php to 100Php as they want to develop the place for tourist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Monfort Bat Cave Sanctuary is a private property owned by Monfort Family. The entrance fee increased from 40Php to 100Php as they want to develop the place for tourist attraction purposes. 100Php is too much for viewing it but if you want to see it for yourself go waste 100Php. Anyway, it is the largest bat colony in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What you see on the pictures in the internet is the same as what you'll see when you get there. Nothing more. Entrance is P100.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

First of all, you have to consider if you'd like to make a special trip down. It will cost you maybe 50php per person on a habal-habal, and another 100php per person to enter. In itself it is rather cheap. But if you consider how long you'll be there (we were in and out in about 20 minutes), and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Pay to enter parking lot, pay again to enter and see the overrated, small, smelly underground caves with lots of bats. Facilities are aweful. Too pricy. Place is meh.. Basically overrated. Not recommended.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The bats that inhabit the caves in Monfort Conservation Park was said to have numbered to millions breaking the Guinness World Records. The bat sanctuary is a privately-owned property with natural caves conducive for survival and shelter of bats. Here they formed colonies of more than million individuals There are openings on top of the caves where visitors can watch... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We got there at 4.30 which was good as we saw the caves in the light then stayed until it got dark at 6pm. Once it gets dark the bats take off swirling around in a mass throng of movement and noise. The set up at the sanctuary is good with the cave entry holes fenced off and secured and... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you have binoculars or a DSLR with a long lens you will get the optimum benefit of this place. You will need proper tools to see what those bats really look like and be able to take some worthwhile pictures of them home. For safety reason tourists can only look around the various openings around the cave and at... More 

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Cagayan de Oro, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

i am totally appalled and amazed at what i saw.. the caves are so full of bats that they seem to sleep with the sun because the inner parts of the cave are already occupied. its a must-see creation

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our tour guide is very knowledgeable given her experience. I did not know that the bat colony living in the cave has different rooms. Like, older bats stay in the darkest part of the cave whilst younger ones are staying near the entrance. The place smells of bat poop but I did not mind it. Simply breathtaking to be up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The tour guides are very engaging. They can make the short tour very fun and engaging. Try to get a night tour. That is what I plan to do next time.

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